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University Museum of Bergen - The Cultural History Collections

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Address: Haakon Sheteligs Plass 10 | Museplass 3, Bergen 5007, Norway
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+47 55 58 31 40
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A nice museum to visit

It is interesting and full of character. We stayed nearby and found it easy to find. Great place to go for museum lovers.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 January 2017
Family C
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

It is interesting and full of character. We stayed nearby and found it easy to find. Great place to go for museum lovers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The variety of exhibits and topics in this museum means there's something for everyone. If, like me, you aren't interested in all of it you will definitely be interested in some of it. I particularly enjoyed the Viking section. It's right next to the maritime museum which is good while you're round there too.

Thank Mr Joshua T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

old area and heart of the old town. located just on the harbour. nice colourful buidling and lots of happening around. a lot of food courts are here with tons of tourists. u can have a stroll here while walking across the city. the sights and sound is nice and u will enjoy the short stroll along this area.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

While staying in Bergen for the weekend, a local recommended we visit the Cultural History collections at the University of Bergen Museum, and I'm very happy to pass on that recommendation. The museum was very quiet when we wandered in on Sunday morning, and it was under-staffed, which meant that some of the exhibits were not available for viewing. That... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My wife and I always look for the museums on our travels and generally find them highly educational and worth the time. This one was disappointing. The lighting is terrible. The English translations are in smaller type and placed so far back in the displays that it is often impossible to read them. The Stone Age collection was mostly piles... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went there especially to see the carving after having visited the Fantoft stave church in the suburb of Bergen (tram Fantoft stop) . It was magnificent to see how it would have looked inside and outside. There is a small leaflet in English which can be recycled at the counter. The museum is really worth on a rainy day.Don't... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

...... and very well worth while visiting. Original & old part of Bergen. Nice shopping area with lots of local craft stores, not cheap though - GBP200 / USD300 for a sweater. Easy to reach from the port area. Full of character.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We had some difficulty to find the Museum. However the tripadvisor location is correct. There is just in the neighbourhood another Museum and we mixed up. The museum is worthwhile a visit. Unfortunatly major explanation is in Danish, and the few english info contains wriring errors. We suggest the English Dept of the University give a hand to the historians.... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This should be first on your museum list when visiting Bergen. It provided an outstanding view of Norwegian culture, from the stave church artifacts to the film on everyday life in the 1920s to the colonialism exhibit. Everything was very well done. It was also reasonably priced and quiet.

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Nottingham, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We visited this museum primarily to see the painted wooden items from the stave churches but there was so much more. The church art section in particular is beautifully displayed and well explained in English. There is a super free booklet too. This museum was a bit hard to find but well worth it.

Thank Cherry_8

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